Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you-you will remember. ~Robert Ghost Wolf
They speak of the wolf as having two roles: one as predator and one as teacher. In wolf, humanity sees itself mirrored. They say that if human beings exterminate the wolf they will exterminate themselves; that a close relationship with the wolf many thousands of years ago is what allowed human beings to flourish.
June begins with a New Moon (11 degrees Gemini) solar eclipse at 2:03 p.m. PDT which will set the tone for the whole month. It may take the whole month to find ways of expressing this energy overtly as it begins deep within. On the west coast, the New Moon occurs in the ninth house of higher learning and wisdom; a reminder to continue the pursuit of a new way of communicating—one that is based in wise and compassionate interaction. The fact that the New Moon is 11 degrees, a master number, is significant in that the number 11 stands for ‘knowing that we are all one’. And as we are all one it only makes sense to relate to everyone and everything with unconditional love and compassion. We must have compassion even for the predator, for we have been and still are the same. It is only that as human beings we feel privileged to always be right in what we choose and to stand in judgment of all else. All life on this planet is sacred.
It is through Gemini which we receive the message, ‘When in balance, we as individuals are whole and as one.’ Mercury is the exoteric ruler of Gemini and here the mind seeks information to expand. Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini which desires merging in order to expand. Venus in Taurus, 4 degrees from conjuncting Mars, seeks to establish a solid sense of self worth thereby allowing for vision that emanates from the ‘big picture’ rather than from a place of ‘wounded me’.
We gallop forward to embrace much more (this requires no explanation) with the assistance of an undiluted passion. On a practical level this leads us to an awareness that it is time to stand up for what we believe in and not just expect that someone else will take care of the details. For example: We may not like how this country uses the money we provide through taxes. How many would be willing to forego paying taxes until the government listens to how the people would like to see that money utilized? It is not about conflict. It is about peace and harmony. How can we live our lives and not ask for what we want? Those who want war create war. Those who want peace create peace. Those who don’t know what they want create not knowing. And, it is all perfect. We get to choose. We should not fool our selves into thinking we are not free to choose. The only reason the government seems to have the say is because we have given them that power. We have given them our power.
The appropriate Tarot card for June is the King of Wands, to which we all aspire. He is wise, passionate, determined, confident. He is a leader who thinks creatively and therefore creates solutions for issues with ease. The King of Wands relies on intuition to guide him. He is fearless in terms of speaking his truth and, for this, people seek him out as an advisor.
Let us all speak our truth with compassion and wisdom. Let the energy of this New Moon and the month of June be the catalyst for a personal evolutionary shift that need not be difficult when you are prepared to surrender to what is for your highest good. You will allow your self to guide you and as the King of Wands this will inevitably act to benefit those with whom you have relationships. And, by the time the end of the month rolls around we will all be in a position to eject whatever old, needy patterns still exist that focus on the minute world of ‘me’. And this of course is perfect. It is when you realize that you are doing ‘this’ that you can no longer just do ‘that’! Happy summer solstice and gateway into a more relaxed experience here!